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A little late ...

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Submitted by David Koral (United States), Jul 22, 2016 at 17:36

I recall several weeks ago that Dr. Pipes endorsed Ted Cruz about two days before the primary that decided Donald Trump's front-runner status for the candidacy. Many readers pointed out then that if only this endorsement had been made in late 2015, it may have changed things. I can't say how far-reaching Daniel Pipes's opinions are with rank-and-file Republican voters, but more needed to have been done to avoid this gutting of the GOP.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

That endorsement, admittedly, was late but there was a reason for the tardiness that I did not mention at the time: I had been working with the Cruz campaign which kept telling me to wait and wait. Finally, I just published it on my own, right before the decisive primary.

This time, however, I am not late. The general election is just starting and, more specifically, Trump was just nominated. I ended my Republican Party membership precisely on his becoming the nominee.

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